Tag: healthcare

Young and old women hugging

The value of the informal care provided to the nation’s elderly, often by adult children, exceeds $500 billion a year – more than double the price tag for the formal care of nursing homes and home health aides. Only 6 percent of Americans are, at any given time, regularly helping parents who have deteriorating healt…

files in filing drawer

                Who wants to spend their beach vacation reading about growing older? These recommendations just might surprise you. “The Accomplished Guest” by Ann Beattie Ann Beattie’s 1983 book of short stories, “The Burning House,” explored the drift, emotional detachment, and cynicism of boomers, whose worldview was darkened by…